Cholera: A global call to action

After years of decline, cholera has made a devastating comeback, which UNICEF is responding to.

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After years of steady decline, cholera has made a devastating comeback. A deadly combination of climate change, underinvestment in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services, and in some cases armed conflict, has put over 1.1 billion people at risk, with children under five particularly vulnerable. UNICEF has established a Global Cholera Emergency Cell to address the global cholera emergency. The Cell coordinates UNICEF’s response, leads coordination with partners and provides technical assistance to countries.


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